Master of Science in Human Performance Study Anatomy and Function


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Online* with required intensives

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you fascinated by the amazing abilities of the human body? Do you want to help professional and amateur athletes achieve better performance and quicker recovery in their chosen sport? Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance can help you learn how to develop health and wellness programs and improve physical education and community nutrition. Our different areas of concentration allow you to focus on the subjects that best suit your professional goals. 

Liberty’s Master of Science in Human Performance goes beyond being just a sports performance degree. This degree is a great degree option for students looking for opportunities in the fields of health, wellness, or human performance. This degree can give you the opportunity to further your knowledge in the core areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, statistics, and research methods while specializing in one of four areas of study: strength and conditioning, nutrition, clinical, or community fitness and wellness.

Please note: The MS in Human Performance has required on-campus intensives. If you would like to pursue a similar program that is 100% online, please consider our MS in Exercise Science and Wellness.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

If you want to use your passion for fitness and health in a career, this human performance degree online is an excellent option to get the training you need! Through 5 foundational exercise sciences classes, you will study the acute and chronic psychological factors that influence human performance, learn how to read statistical research, and gain in-demand skills associated with biomechanics.

These core classes provide the necessary information for the advanced training you gain in the specialization you choose to pursue. The specialization focuses on the area of human performance that best aligns with your passions. With Liberty’s master’s in human performance degree online, you can be confident in your future career and in your personal health journey!

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Depending on your area of concentration there are various jobs that you might pursue. You might be helping to develop educational programs at the community level. Or, you could find yourself helping scientists study human movement in order to develop ways to improve performance while minimizing injury. 

Think of your professional and personal goals and then choose the area that best helps you achieve them. The following are an example of the jobs that could be open to you upon completion of your master’s in human performance.

  • Corporate, university, commercial, or resort fitness trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Human performance specialist
  • Nutrition and exercise specialist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Your master’s in human performance degree is designed for you to follow the area of study that you are passionate about. Each specialization has its own unique electives that focus on a particular area. Explore information about each of the Master of Science in Human Performance specializations below.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.